Posts in the "Malama Haloa" Category

  • Huli in Wailua Nui

    In just a few short months, our Malama Haloa (Kuʻi) Program participants planted 2,000 huli (kalo stalks), in Wailua Nui—which will yield up to an estimated 10,000 pounds of kalo (taro)! Our restorative efforts there have been shared with other area farmers—together we’re committed to restoring the streams and the loʻi (taro patches) they supply.

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  • Ku`i Curriculum

    Our Malama Haloa (Kuʻi) program is also working toward building our educational lessons to create a curriculum that is academically fitting and rigorous, culturally empowering, and flexible enough for formal and non-formal educators to incorporate into their classes. With four different itineraries for trips to the loʻi (taro patches), including activities teachers can use in […]

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  • Pohaku Workshop

    We held our first pohaku kuʻi ʻai (poi-pounding stone) workshop for parents and staff of Punana Leo o Hana, Hana’s new Hawaiian Medium Education and Language Preschool. Eleven participants attended and went through the first 3 of 6 stages of making their pohaku …

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  • Malama Haloa in the Community

    Our new Malama Haloa program is expanding its reach—staff and apprentices have been sharing their poi-pounding knowledge with the public at local events, such as at this year’s Sarah Joe Regatta, where they guided 38 “students” of all ages to pound kalo (taro) and take home their own paʻi ʻai. And at last week’s La Hoʻihoʻi Ea—click […]

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  • Bringing Kalo Back

    Our Malama Haloa program has expanded beyond the school campus—we’re now working with Wailua Nui farmers who’ve been fighting a long battle for water rights to help them bring their loʻi kalo (taro patches) back to thriving health … Check it out — Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke is running its first ever crowdfunding campaign! […]

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  • Kuʻi Kalo

    On Thursdays, we offer both in-school and after-school kuʻi sessions, along with a community kuʻi Thursday afternoons, open to Hana School graduates, ʻohana members of Hana School students, and other community adults. We’ve also started a subscription service for families to preorder enough cooked kalo to kuʻi and feed their family through the week, and […]

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  • Making Papa

    We make our own papa kuʻi ʻai (poi-pounding boards) in woodshop …

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  • Planting for the Future

    Our Kuʻi Program, Malama Haloa, continues to grow, and everyone’s invited to come kuʻi their own paʻi ʻai and poi. We’ve been planting kalo at Hana School campus, with the kids who planted huli last year now harvesting the fruits of their effort. We’ve also just started working with a family who steward loʻi kalo […]

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